Russia and Ukraine again exchanged allegations of attacks on Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, located in Ukraine’s Zaporizhia region alarm bells are ringing again in the international community about the safety of this nuclear infrastructure.
The CEO of the Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom, Alexei Lijachev, today warned of the danger of a nuclear catastrophe at the facility, which has been under the control of Russian troops since last March. after the new bombings over the weekend.
“We are informing the international community about this The plant is threatened by a nuclear catastrophe and Kyiv clearly believes that a small nuclear incident would be acceptable,” Likhachev said, according to the official TASS news agency.
“Nevertheless, Radiation will not ask Kyiv what kind of incident it wants. It will set a precedent that will change the course of history forever. Therefore, everything must be done so that no one can even think about endangering the safety of nuclear power plants,” Likhachev said.
This was announced by the Ukrainian nuclear authority Energoatom Russian troops blamed for the attacks.
This was announced by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Sunday new bombardments with impacts very close to the nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, which she considers “unacceptable”, although so far they have not caused critical damage to the security of the facilities.
IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi pointed out that there were such both on Saturday evening and Sunday morning “Loud explosions” near the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.
“The news from our team yesterday and this morning is extremely worrying”Grossi reports. “There have been explosions in the center of this large power plant, which is totally unacceptable. Whoever is behind this must stop immediately. As I’ve said many times before, you’re playing with fire.”
“We were fortunate that there was no potentially serious nuclear incident. We might not be so lucky next time.”he warned.
Grossi also called on the two parties to the conflict to agree on and implement a nuclear safety and protection zone around the power plant as quickly as possible. “I will not give up until this (safety) zone has become a reality”, said. “As the apparent sustained bombardment shows, it is needed more than ever,” he said.